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Rhododendron virgatum J. D. Hooker
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, November 2005
FOC
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Binzhongluo Xiang. Near Shuanla He bridge, 34 km N of Gongshan on the road to Bingzhongluo along the W side of the Nu Jiang. E side of Gaoligong Shan. N facing 60+ degree slope. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. Cleared disturbed areas in forest along river gorge where it joins the Nu Jiang. 27°58'9"N, 98°39'42"E; 1550 m.
Growing in rock crevices and ledges on steep cliff with other small shrubs. N-facing. sand. Slope 60+°. Small shrub to 1.8 m tall. Branches erect and spreading. Fruit brownish green Common.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
16611 26 September 2002
 
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